Park City Museum Preserving, protecting and promoting Park City's history & heritage. 2020-01-14T00:41:48Z https://parkcityhistory.org/feed/atom/ WordPress https://parkcityhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-parkcitymusuem-fav-32x32.png Dalton Gackle <![CDATA[Those Who Travel on Foot: Learning from the Land]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13464 2020-01-14T00:41:48Z 2020-01-15T15:30:50Z ...]]> Many of Utah’s residents are unaware of the people who have lived in Northern Utah since before Mormon settlement, and since before the Greater Salt Lake area became one of the fastest growing areas of the United States. Those people are mainly the Ute and the Shoshone. More specifically, the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation, a federally recognized tribe separate from other bands of the...

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Steve Leatham <![CDATA[A Man with a Dream]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13451 2020-01-06T17:30:59Z 2020-01-08T17:26:00Z ...]]> On Friday, May 8, 1953 the two largest mining firms in the Park City district, the Silver King Coalition Mines Company and the Park Utah Consolidated Mines Company, officially merged to establish the “United Park City Mines Company.” Former Salt Lake City Mayor and president of the Walker Bank and Trust Company, John M. Wallace, became president of the new coalition. The Park Utah comprised a...

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Dalton Gackle <![CDATA[Park City Museum: A Year Gone By and a Year to Come]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13425 2019-12-30T21:38:54Z 2020-01-01T17:00:00Z ...]]> The Park City Museum has had a wonderful year (and decade)! Along with celebrating our 35th birthday, we also celebrated 10 years in our expanded Museum. We have had many events, exhibits, visitors, and experiences to share. But this year was highlighted by the hiring of two new employees. In May, we welcomed our new Research Coordinator: Dalton Gackle. Dalton handles any and all research requests...

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Dalton Gackle <![CDATA[‘Tis the Season of Giving]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13421 2019-12-30T19:50:03Z 2019-12-25T17:00:00Z ...]]> While it’s great to receive gifts for the holidays, especially from loved ones, most would argue that it’s even better to give. Parkites have had a tradition of giving over the years, as there have been many organizations in town that do charitable work: the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the Kiwanis, Elks and Lions Clubs, the Miners’ Union, the Woman’s Athenaeum, and more! The love for giving in...

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Dalton Gackle <![CDATA[The Frozen Cornish Pump]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13346 2019-12-30T19:49:45Z 2019-12-18T17:08:51Z ...]]> The Ontario Mine, prospected in 1872, was an incredibly successful silver mine in Park City thanks to the help of one very special machine. At $100 per ton, the ore near the mine’s surface was valuable—but the ore deeper in the mountain could consistently bring $150 per ton. The problem was, the deeper the mine went, the more water flooded into the tunnels.[1] In 1881...

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Hanna M. Howard <![CDATA[Park City Woman’s Athenaeum Celebrated Right to Vote]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13021 2019-12-12T00:29:34Z 2019-12-11T22:45:59Z ...]]> Park City Woman’s Athenaeum member Margaret Jennings, far left, with her sister Winnie, far right, and others. Ca. 1910s to 1920s. Credit: Park City Museum, Himes-Buck Digital Collection It’s no secret that strong, powerful women have called Park City home since the town first sprung up in the 1870s. Strong, powerful women are even stronger and more powerful together...

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Hanna M. Howard <![CDATA[Utah Women Led the Fight for Voting Rights]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=13013 2019-12-12T00:35:33Z 2019-12-04T22:39:40Z ...]]> The United States has a major milestone to celebrate in 2020: the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment prohibits barring citizens of the United States from voting on the basis of sex, granting women the right to vote. However, Utah women exercised their political rights long before the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Utah Territorial Assembly granted women the right to...

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Dalton Gackle <![CDATA[Thanksgiving Is For the Slopes]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=12962 2019-12-18T17:16:59Z 2019-11-27T22:33:02Z ...]]> Many people throughout the country get together with family or friends on Thanksgiving. They sit around a table sharing stories, eating turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce. They plop down on the couch to watch football. Then they go shopping, racing others to get the best deals. But many Parkites have had a different Turkey Day tradition: skiing. Usually by Thanksgiving...

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Larry Warren <![CDATA[Park City Museum Celebrates 10 Years in Expanded Space]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=12939 2019-12-12T00:37:02Z 2019-11-20T22:14:56Z ...]]> We have now been open in our expanded museum space for a full ten years! We would like to thank everyone for your continued support of the Museum. We love seeing you walk through the door! Pictured is a design for how the front of the Museum would look after renovation. Credit: Park City Museum, West Office Exhibition Design By the early 1980’s it was clear the transition of Park City from a...

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Larry Warren <![CDATA[Park City Was Late to the American Backyard Experience]]> https://parkcityhistory.org/?p=12936 2019-12-12T00:37:34Z 2019-11-13T22:05:36Z ...]]> When WWII ended, America was on the cusp of a new lifestyle. The booming war economy ended the Depression, and with the need to divert resources to the war at an end, it was time for Americans to prosper again. With young GI’s returning home, the baby boom started – and with it the need to house growing young families. Suburbia was beginning, spurred on by the success of Levitt and Sons...

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